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  1. michellegarbutt

    MD Required - Murton Colliery Band

    Murton Colliery Band are looking to appoint a new musical director due to our current army serving conductor being posted away. We are a 2nd section band based in the North East of England with the motivation to get into the 1st section. We practice Monday and Wednesday evenings. If you...
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    Sold/Expired Brass Band Doggy Bandanas

    I'm making and selling Doggy Bandanas to raise funds for rescue dogs. All profits are shared between Stray Aid and the North East Dog Rescue Emergency Fund. Sizes and Prices are as follows Small £2.50- to fit a 1cm collar. Suitable for yorkshire terriers, papillions and other toy breeds...
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    Sold/Expired Doggy Bandanas

    I am currently making and selling doggy bandanas to raise funds to help rescue dogs. Among the designs that are available I have this If anyone is interested please visit my facebook page
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    RIP Lenny Old

    I am sorry to announce that Lenny Old from the Durham Brass Band trust passed away yesterday following an illness. Len was a member of Murton Colliery for many years before moving on to Durham Constabulary. Lately however he has concentrated on his work with the Durham Brass Band trust...
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    ride a harley davison

    I recieved this email last night. If anyone taking part in the Durham Association Picnc in the Park contest would like to ride a harley here's your chance Good evening, I'm writing to you from a Newcastle-based PR company called Strictly Press. I'm looking for a musician to play a part...
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    maths joke

    HUSBAND'S LETTER A husband wrote the following letter for his wife and left it on the Dining room table: 'To My Dear Wife, You will surely understand that I have certain needs that you, being 54 years old, can no longer satisfy. I am very happy with you, and I value you as a good...
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    message from Santa If you have kids check this out. Its lovely. You do need a picture of the person the message is going to be sent to.
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    cake samples (what flavours)

    Ok guys I need your help. I'm doing a wedding fair in a couple of weeks and they've asked me to take some samples to hand out. I'm trying to decide what flavours would be best to take. So tell me if you were looking for a wedding cake which flavour sample would you go for
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    Another Cake

    Can't resist showing this one off. Made for our 12 year old percussionist
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    Murton Colliery Band 125th Anniversary Concert

    Murton Colliery are celebrating their 125th anniversary with a concert at Murton's Glebe Centre on Thursday 24th September with guest soloist Martin Armstrong. Our junior band will also be performing a short programme. Tickets are £3.50, concessions £3.00. They can be purchased from the Glebe...
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    Glen Miller Special needed urgently

    Murton Band have been asked to play this at a gig on Staturday night. When we got it out of the library last night, the sop, flugel and baritone parts are missing. Can anyone lend us copies of these Thanks
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    best in show

    I finally achieved my first "best in show" award at the weekend. My revolving carousel cake won the cake class at Gateshead show, then went on to win best exhibit in show.
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    DLI Contest

    Does anyone know any of the results yet? The programmes played would also be nice
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    lightweight bass drum

    We have an 11 year old percussionist who has just graduated to the senior band from our junior band and he has his first march on July 11th at Durham Gala. We were planning to break him in gently with cymbals or even a side drum but no Chris has his own ideas. He wants to learn bass drum on the...
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    Robbin Harry

    We're trying to track down a copy of this percussion solo but unfortunately it's out of print. Does any band have a copy they'd be willing to lend or sell us Many Thanks
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    can you draw a bass?

    An unusual request I know but it's Stan's 50th Birthday on 17 April and I need to make a cake for his party. What I need is a picture of a Bb bass, It needs to be 4-6 inches in height with quite bold outlines something in the style of a childs colouring book page.I can the reproduce it in...
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    new business

    wish me luck. I'm fed up with working in a call centre so I'm off to see the business advice people this afternoon to see if I can get some help turning my cake decorating hobby into a proper business
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    two choices

    TWO CHOICES! What would you do? make the choice. Don't look for a punch line, there isn't one. Read it anyway. My question is: Would you have made the same choice? At a fundraising dinner for a school that serves children with learning disabilities, the father of one of the...
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    strange request

    I have had a request from a bride to make her a wedding cake with a real waterfall running down the front centre of the cake. I've seen a picture of a cake similar to the one she wants and I think it can be done. I need to put a container at the bottom of the cake for the waterfall to run into...
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    when was percussion introduced

    I always thought percussion was a fairly recent introduction to brass bands. However i was reading through some of our old minute books and found reference as to who was going to take the xylophone to a concert in a local park. The date of the entry was June 20th 1933. So were Murton Band just...